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Society & Solitude #1 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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93
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 45
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-12-2012)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

vonnegut21, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jaasen64, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

outoffocus, May 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

justforrazors, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

orangesol, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

acurtis, May 26, 2013
Photo of jbeervt
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

jbeervt, May 20, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml flip top growler opened on 5.12.13

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a foamy cream-colored head that slowly fades leaving lots of lace on the glass.

S - Orange, some bitter orange peel, lemon, a touch of melon.

T - More bitter orange, grassy hoppy pine, bitter bite at the end.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a bitter finish.

O - Another great IPA from HF, shocker. More orange and bitterness.

HuskyinPDX, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gdub, May 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cwelsh55, May 11, 2013
Photo of cadaugherty
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

cadaugherty, May 08, 2013
Photo of Saltee
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Saltee, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

judkinst, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml Hill Farmstead growler into a Hill Farmstead tulip at low altitude in NY. Looking forward to enjoying a full glass of this after sampling it at the brewery.

A: Pours a gradient reddish orange with a think stark white head of little retention. Leaves plenty of lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S: Citric Cascade hops with a bit of malt backing. A bit of alcoholic heat here as well.

T: Citric hops up front with a bit of resinous character to follow. The sweet malt body helps to offset the hop bitterness, but I think it could be a bit more balanced. The bitterness is a bit overwhelming.

M: Medium-bodied with plenty of carbonation. Dry finish. Suits the flavors well.

O: In true Hill Farmstead fashion, this is a straightforward beer that highlights a single hop. However, it's not among the best DIPAs I've tried in recent memory.

schlimenhaumer, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of heffnate77
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

heffnate77, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64oz, filled 4/12/13, drank 4/20/13
5oz mini snifter

A: Pours a cloudy orange color. Bright white head. Sticky lacing is getting left on the glass. Still good carbonation.

S: Again, big fruity hops. Orange. Tangerine. Citrus. But here you are getting more of a malt present (both visual and on the nose). Definitely more body than the first two I had today.

T: Nice rush of bitterness on tip of tongue. Grapefruit. Orange. Citrus. More malt here than others. Dry finish. Lingering hop resin.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Apr 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Dagsy, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

quetzal013, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy without much head. The thinnest of collars. A few loney islands.

Smell - Lots of grapefruit hops. Very citrusy. A little bit of sweetness.

Taste - Grapefruit and a bit of creaminess. Less intensely hoppy. Grainy hops. Low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The creaminess is a little odd, but not off putting. Very drinkable. Low carbonation.

Overall - Straightforward but very good. Less impressive than the other Society & Solitude variants.

Alieniloquium, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Kinsman
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT

Fills the glass with a nice hazy orange and bright white head. First aroma is all Cascade. Reminds me a lot like a beefier SN Pale Ale. Lots of pine on the nose and just a bit of citrus in the background.

Pine resin and floral hops flavors right up front with the first sip. Pleasantly bitter, more so than some other HF DIPAs I've had. Nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, not my favorite of the S&S series but still a damn enjoyable beer.

Kinsman, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 mL swingtop growler filled at the brewery today. Chilled and enjoyed in a Hill Faarmstead tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale orange in color and cloudy. Pours a decent, fluffy white head. Really nice retention. Leaves a nice lacing around the glass.

Aroma: Huge cascade notes. Lots of pine, mango and grapefruit notes. Really big freh hop character.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine really dominate here. Really light malt character. Not as sweet as some of Hill Farmstead's other IPA's. Actually, this is very dry overall. Lots of hop bitterness and just a touch of tropical fruit juice.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry. Definitely refreshing and nicely carbonated.

Overall, a really nice IPA, but not one of my favorites from HF. This is definitely drier than other double IPA's and doesn't offer the huge juicy fruit character of some their other beers. Really nice and refreshing but just a step below top notch.

Gosox8787, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

ScottP, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ScaryEd, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerBucks, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Rochefort10nh, Apr 11, 2013
Society & Solitude #1 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.